The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 2, 1956 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 2, 1956
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PAGE BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COtJRIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH t, 1956 The View from Here bu C-fl ~S*ra THIS IS THE TIME of year when we usually kick our size 13s up on the desk and ... by popular demand .. . give a large slice of our thinking to the annual all-Ampriran iW ketball team. So .. kicking up our dogs . . . here we go as we once^gain select our all-American grammar school five. f mother. Guard '— Big Bull Maloney, tixth-grade standout at Tonapah Public School No. 13, Tonapah, Nevada. 11 years old, Bull stands 6-9 and can hold his own In just about any eighth-grade fracas. He's usually a guard but because he's the smallest man on the mythical dream team we'll place him in the bade line. Guard—Clifford (The Clipper) Crawford, brilliant defensive man and play-maker for Sunnyvale of Sunnyvale, Rhode Island. The swift, 6-10, 289-pounder has held SunnsTale's opponents scoreless lor the past four years. Sunnyvale, by the way, is undefeated this year. Forwards — The Oberon twin* of Brooklyn P. 8. No. 46, Brooklyn, New Mexico. These two lads Just do stand at the 7-foot mark. Between them this year, they've registered 2,896 points for Brooklyn. Both boys have been drafted by the St. Louis Hawks of the National Basketball Association for play in 1965. Center—Edgar (Easy) Thuringer of the Mallory Trade School, Naples, Fla. Easy Edgar is the oldest boy on the team at 19, having failed his final examinations the past six years. His coach (and eighth grade teacher) Carl Hickey (former all- Yuma, Ariz., great) says the 7-5 Easy Edgar is Just "a beginner," but his 218-polnt average per game can't be overlooked. THE CHIEF AND I were sitting around the office the other aay with our feet up on our desks, and we were wondering out loud why we hadn't been receiving any stories lately on that World Series hero John Podres. John's claim to fame, you'll recall is that he beat the New York Yankees in a couple World Series games and appeared on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town television show. Well, the following day, believe It or not, here comes a story on John. He made the headlines again. The story came over the AP wire from Vero Beach, Fla. He said: "I don't know when I'll be inducted into service." Seems we said the same thing 13 years ago but the only one who got very worked up over it was THE REAL FIRST NAME of Rory Calhoun (a comer in the 160-pound prize ring ranks) is Herman . . . Since Carmen Basiiio attained welterweight ranking, he has never been floored ... This surprised us: more than half the spectators at National L-eague baseball games last year watched daytime games. WHEN THE Arkansas pictorial Hall of Fame in the lobby of the new University Field House is completed, this year's two new all-conference choices will be added to the long list of Hog cage greats. There are already 44 in. The new members of the club are Manuel Whitley and Jerald Barnett. Next year, Terry Day will be chosen. Coach Glen Rose said: "I guess Barnett is the smallest Arkansas player ever to make the all-conference. As for Whitley — anytime a boy can join a team, after two years in service and make the grade — he's tops in my way of thinking." LEACHVILLE'S CUBS, easy winners of the state class A junior high basketball tournament held last week in Leachville, were tripped early in the year by the class B Juniors from Dyess, on Friday, Jan. 7. The score was 46-35. Leading scorers in the game were Tommy Kennett with 12 for Leachville, while Billy Burlisou, pride of Dyess, came up with 18. Both future stars were named to all-tournament teams. Dyess was runnerup in District 3B. The strong winds that have been whipping through Arkansas these past two weeks have blown a few whispers in our direction end they tell us that Dyess Coach Park will have the finest high school team in the state within the next two years. And while we're on the subject oi Mr. Park, it has come to our attention that we referred to him learly in our tenure here) as Charlie. Sorry, Tom. Reigei Has 'Little' Scoring Crown NEW YORK to—Bill Reigei. .6-5 senior from McNeese (La.) State virtually has wrapped up the small - college individual scoring crown, NCAA statistics disclosed today. Through last Saturday's games, Reigei had pitched in 948 points in 28 games for a 33.9 points per game average. Dave Olmsted of C'.erkson, his closest competitor, has a 31.1 average on a 467 point Long Tilts for Shorty JACKSONVILLE, Fla. to—Bast etball referee Shorty Long quit telling his wife he'd be home early after his third double overtime chore in four high school games. total in 15 games. And Reigei solidified his position atop the standings Monday night by scoring 53 points against Northeast Louisiana State. That output upped his average to 34.5. Read Courier News Classified Ads G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. FUEL OIL v l Sell That Stuff Phone 2-2089 Visit Our Conoco Service, Ash & Division DON'T BOTHER ABOUT PARKING! Have YOUR Doctor Phone Us Your Prescription - We'll Deliver Free! We Fill Prescriptions From All Doctors KIR6Y DRUG STORES Prescription Experts FOR SALE Used Furniture & Appliances We Can Save You Money Caih or Terms ALVIN HARDY FURNITURE CO. USE. M»l« Phone 2-2302 Tom Heinsohn Cages 51 **¥¥** ****#* New Ail-American Takes 42 Rebounds By ED WILKS The Associated Presi Tom Heinsohn and Darrell Floyd, a pair of spanking new All Americas, shared the spotlight with an upset and a couple of close shaves in college basketball last night. Heinsohn did everything but put | No. 5 in the nation and the defend out the cat for Holy Cross, popping in 51 points and clearing 42 rebounds as the Crusaders, warming up for the NCAA Tournament, routed Boston College 111-75. Floyd, Furman's two-time Aii America, was only a step or two behind in point production with a total of 43 for a Southern Conference Tournament record while | leading the Paladins to an 84-70 elimination of Virginia Tech. Upset It was the Southern's survival- of-the-fittest shindig at Richmond, Va., that unveiled the upset, with Lee's four-star the wood to Washington and Generals laying George Washington 63-60. George Washington had been cofavored with West Virginia in the three- day tournament which opened last night to determine the Southern champ and NCAA entry. Davidson almost made it a complete sweep by the underdogs, giving West Virginia a tussle before bowing 59-53. The Mountaineers meet Floyd and Purman tonight in the semifinals with Washington * Lee paired against Richmond, which held William and Mary to four frst hah" field goals to win 19-62 in the first round. The Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament at Raleigh, N. C., had its share of first-round scares too. North Carolina State, ranked ing ACC champ, had to scramble after blowing a 17-point lead to edge Clemson 88-84. North Caro line, ranked eighth nationally came out of its game with Virginia huffin' and puffin' with a slim 81-77 decsion. And Wake Forest, No. 20, didn't see daylight until the last 10 minutes in its T9-64 victory over South Carolina. Wake meets North Carolina tonight The last time they met, it led to a postgame brawl that cost both $500 in ACC fines and each lost a player by suspension until March 5. Easy for Duke Duke, ranked No. 11 and slated to meet N. C. State in the other semifinal tonight, was the only easy winner, thumping Maryland 94-69. Elsewhere, DePaul was too big and too potent ofrManhattan in a battle of NCAA tourney entries with Ron Sobieszczyk scoring 23 points in an 86-70 rout at Madiso Square Garden. The Blue Demon ending the regular season 13- will meet Wayne (Mich) in th NCAA first round at Fort Wayn Ind., March 12. Utah wrapped up its secon straight Skyline title by boppin Colorado A&M 91-60. Utah mee the winner of the regional gam between Seattle and Idaho Sta in its first NCAA test, at Corvallis Ore., March 16. Manila Meets Jonesboro By K. T. MILLER Courier News Correspondent JONESBORO — Last night here at Berl Smith gym tht Manila Lions roared by the Corning Bobcats, 91-28, in a quar terfinal match in the District 3A tournament. In stomping the Bcbcats, the ,ions gained the right to meet Jonesboro in the semi-final of the tourney here tonight. The Jonesboro Hurricane also put on a scoring exhibition as they slaughtered West Memphis, 98-50. In the other semi-final match tonight, the Leachville, Lions tangle with Greene County Tech. Both clubs scored decisive victories in fi^st-round play. Leachville dropped Harrisburg, 79-63, while Tech downed Piggott, 83-47. This will leave Mississippi County well represented in the semifinals with two teams entered, Leachville and Manila. Manila with a 25-8 record for the season started fast in the match. They took a commanding 26-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, and continued to hit from every corner of the court. They Were soon out of reach. 0 » • « AT THE HALF, the Lions ran the lead to 44-16, and Coach Swish Dopson rushed in a second unit play the remainder of the game. The second unit also was hot and the score continued to climb. Coach Tobby Adams tried various lineups but couldn't get the Cats to click. Manila hit better than 50 per cent of their floor shots. They missed only four free throws. Lion centers led both teams in scoring. Mackie Rodgers hit 18 and Leon Shedd dropped in 17. They were closely trailed by Dean Wagner who hit 12. Every man on the .lamia team broke into the scor- ng column. Hatcher and Veach, the two Malila guards, kept the Bobcats busy tut front with long two-handers ivhile the tall Lions commanded the lackboards. Both guards hit 8 points. Junior Smith hit 10 for Corning, mostly on rebounds. The Bobcats had a 16-4 record for the season. Manila led, 28-6, at the end o the first quarter and 44-16 at th half, 64-20 at the end of the thirc frame. JONESBORO TRIED to brea the century mark but couldn't quit make it. The Hurricane lived up t its name as it ran West Memphi ragged and really poured it on in the last two quarters, using a full court press in the late stages. Tonight's tilts promise to be th best of the tourney and as on tourney coach commented las night: "With two Missco teams ii action, anything can happen." Manila Pos. Corning Hatcher, 8 35 F Cavitt, M'Willi'ms, 7 23 F Parrlsh, Shedd, 17 30 O Coach, Wagner, 12 33 G Johnson, Meacham, 8 24 G Smith, 1 Subs: Manila—Veach, 8, Bour land, 8, Rodgers, 18, Hamilton, ' Isaacs, 2. Coming—Whitaker, 4 J. Hamilton, 7. Tulsa Topples Arkansas TULSA OB — If the Arkmsa* Ha zorbacks could handle non-confer ence foes like they did fellow mem hers of the Southwest Conference their record today would be con siderably better than 11 victorie: and 12 defeats. But the Razorbacks can't cop< with their opponents from outside the league. Last night, Tulsa's Gol den Hurricane downed the Porkers 55-51. It was Arkansas' sixth defeat to a team from Oklahoma, ant the Razorbacks' seventh non-con' ference loss. The Razorbacks end the cam' paign next Monday night against Louis University at Fayetteville. (Mac) Daniels • Williams Ins. 106 S. Second St. Phonei 3-3548 - Z-Z747 g Blytheville, Arkansas *" COMPLETE COVERAGE | \ FOR AIRMEN*" PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry I The Finest in Beef, Veal Lamb & Pork Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In We DeliTer Come In 1044 Chick THEY DON'T FORGET — Marty Marlon, Chicago White Sox manager and one of the all-time shortstops when a St. Louis Cardinal, shows he still knows the moves around second during a Tampa lesson for Luis Aparicio right. Luis, a Venezuelan, is the top candidate for the post left vacant by Chico Carrasquel's trade to Cleveland. Luis was a member of the Southern Association last year, played for the Memphis Chicks. **,*#** Has Spahn Lost the Old Zip? BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The word going the rounds in the National League last year was that, lefthander Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves had lost his high, hard one. This is another season and the slender, 34-year-old dean of Charlie Grimm's mound corps refuses to admit his fall ball doesn't have the zip to make it effective again. "If I were up to par physically, then I'd be convinced I've lost it. But, I've had sieges like that before. In 1948, for example, the fast sudden by World Series time it ball deserted me. Then all of a- came back and I pitched Ihr greatest baU of my life. "I was physically fit then and from the looks of things this spring I'm physically fit now so this year will provide the real test." Spahn, the Braves' breadwinner since 1947 when he turned in a 21-10 record, will be aiming for his seventh season of 20 or more victories. He's the only active National League southpaw with six such seasons to his credit. He won 17 and lost 14 last year. He needs only 17 victories to join the select 200 list. * * * Still Splendid But No Splinter SABASOTA. Fla. IB — Ted Williams, still baseball's greatest hitter, has set his sights on four targets for the 1956 season. The' no-longer slender Boston Red Sox slugger wants to play at least 125 games, drive in 100 runs, wallop 30 homers and win his fifth batting title. Now 37, thumping Theodore, who holds the highest lifetime batting mark of all active players with .348 confessed that old age has finally caught up with him. Ted said his reflexes were not as sharp as they once were, his legs and arm were gone and he was now just a skeleton of the great hitter he used to be. Show at Steele Catches Fire A record amount of oars and on-lookers is expected for the stock car drag races at the Steele airport landing strip this'Sunday mat- noon. An estimated crowd of more than 500 were on hand last week, and approximately 150 cars. Racing starts about 1 o'clock. The competition is still open to all makes and models of automobiles. There are no prizes or entrance fees since the runs are conducted merely for sport. And the sportsmanship displayed by participants, incidentally, runs higher at Steele than in any other sporting event in the area. The races are still accident-free, too. Last week's winners: Light car: 1956 .Fairlane Ford owned and driven by John Averett of Steele. 1950 models and under: Flagmut Harold Cobb. piloting a 1947 Pleetline Chevrolet. Last week it was reported that a "mysterious" red and whit* 1955 Buick Century took top honors . . . and has been stealing all the honors for the pait thr«* months or so. But Sunday there was finally a new winner, a new champion, behind the wheel of a 1958 Buick Century. He's Homer Connell of Blytheville, a Langston-McWaU ers automobile salesman. Fans promptly transplanted the "King of the Airport" sign to the new champ's car. Saturday's TV Cage Tilt: Hlini, Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Illinois and Iowa meet for what should be the Big Ten basketball championship at Iowa City Saturday afternoon. The game will be nationally televised 2 p.m. CST-CBS. Illinois and Iowa are tied for the conference lead with 11-1 records and each winds up the season Monday. Indiana is at Iowa and Illinois is at Northwestern Monday night. On paper, Saturday's game is a "pick it" affair. Illinois tops the conference with a 93.6 scoring average to a 79.3 for Iowa. But the Hawkeyes lead the conference in defense, limiting their opponents to a 69.5 scroing average while Illinois has been nicked for a 76.1 average. Fights Last Niaht Los Angeles — Billy (Sweepea) Peacock, 119, Los Angeles, stopped Pima Barajas, 11854, Tijuana, Mexico, 4. Miami, Fla — Gus Rublcinl, 1M, Toronto, outpointed Chester Miea- zala, 160. Chicago, 10. New York (Sunnysid* Garden) —Gene Johns, 153'/ 2 , New York, outpointed New York, Mike 8. Campbell, 164, Delta Propane APPLIANCES . INSTALLATION TRACTOR CONVERSIONS Phone For Free Estimattt R. C. FARR & SONS^ Owners Phone 3-4.662 — 400 Railroad — Phon«S-458T Cffoenl respected by all the community as a member of the local Army Reserve Artillery Unit. If you are a young man between the ages of 17 and l8|/ 2 you should plan today to take advantage of th* draft exempt status and educational opportunities offered by the Army Reserve. Join your local Army Reserve Unit today— when you graduate from high school in June you'll serve only six months active duty training—home for Christmas ready to con- tinue your education or follow 4 civilian occupation. The future is yours in the Army Reserve if you act NOW. Contact . . . Battery "B" 797th Field Artillery Battalion 105 m.m. Howltur, Towed CAPTAIN WILLIAM'D. TOMMEY 717 Hardin Strut Telcphont: PO 2-2151'

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